Highlights of London Walking Tour with Afternoon Tea

2.5 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $69 Per Adult / $62 Per Child

Highlights of London Walking Tour with Afternoon Tea

2.5 Hours
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From (USD) $69 Per Adult / $62 Per Child

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      Highlights of London Walking Tour with Afternoon Tea

      London, England
      From (USD) $69 Per Adult / $62 Per Child
      • London landmarks: Soak up the big sites at the center of Her Majesty’s Government Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Downing Street, the Horse Guards, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and more.
      • Afternoon tea: Savor this quintessential London ritual at a luxury hotel, with finger sandwiches, buttery scones with clotted cream, and fresh-made pastries.
      • Make a day of it: This afternoon tour is the perfect complement to one of our London morning tours put them together for a topnotch day of sightseeing.
      • Small group = more personal: Groups are limited to no more than 25, for a relaxed and intimate experience with deeper guide interaction and audio headsets so you don't miss a word.
      About This London Tour

      This expertly guided walk brings you face to face with London's top London landmarks from the bustling scene at Trafalgar Square to the solemn majesty of Westminster Abbey, with stories and background that give you a real understanding of their rich histories.

      Some of the stories are doozies. Like what happened at the Banqueting Hall, regarded as London's first true Italian Renaissance building. Today, it's all that remains of a vast Palace of Whitehall that burned to ashes in 1698. But that's not why it's so famous. That has more to do with the events of a winter afternoon in 1649, when King Charles I made his way to a scaffold erected here, delivered a brief speech, then lost his head with one clean stroke of the executioner's sword – the price paid for being on the wrong side of the English Civil War between Parliamentarians and Royalists. 

      Directly across the street is the Horse Guards complex – watched over very attentively by the Queen's Household Cavalry in their plumed silver helmets, sitting astride their equally well-groomed steeds. Only the monarch is allowed to enter Horse Guards through its central archway without showing ID; everyone else must have a special pass, which would have been made of ivory in the days of the eco-unfriendly British Empire.

      At the conclusion of our walk to Westminster Abbey – where monarchs have been crowned and buried for the last thousands years or so – it will be time for your sweet reward: afternoon tea at a hotel so grand, they likely have a staffer whose title is Master of Cakes.

      This will be an unforgettable indulgence in "savouries" and sweets, crustless finger sandwiches, flaky scones and thick clotted cream, and delicious hot tea, no doubt hailing from some country near where those ivory Admit One passes came from.

      Charles no longer in charge

      The identity of the well-masked man who swung the sword at Charles I's execution has never been confirmed. (The regular executioner declined to do away with the King, even for a juicy cash perk.) Normally, the traitor's severed head is held aloft as the swordsman exclaims "Behold the head of a traitor!" In this case, the showing was made in silence – perhaps so the executioner wouldn't be recognized by his voice. Charles had nothing to say, either.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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